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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.): Examples Not in Print Guide

LinkedIn Profile

Nicole Schiller Palmisano. (n.d.) LinkedIn [Profile page]. Retrieved July 12,

2012, from http://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolepalmisano

In Text

(Nicole Schiller Palmisano, 2012)

This example is taken from the APA Style Facebook page

Book Review

Schatz, B. R. (2000, November 17). Learning by text or context? [Review of the

book The social life of information, by J. S. Brown & P. Duguid]. Science,

290, 1304. doi:10.1126/science.290.5495.1304

In Text

(Schatz, 2000)

DSM-5 (Online)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic

and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

doi/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05

In Text

(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

The online edition of the DSM-5 gives the DOI in the publisher position.  There is no DOI for the entire DSM-5.  Each chapter has been assigned its own DOI. (APA Style Blog, blog.apastyle.org/)

Google Earth

Google Earth. (2016, June 6). V 7.1.1.1871. Nile Delta, [map], 30° 45’ 10.45” N,

31° 09’ 01.79” W, Eye alt 345.80 km. Retrieved from

https://earth.google.com

 

Book, No Place of Publication

Schaefer, R. T., & Haaland, B. (2014). Sociology: A brief introduction

(5th Cdn. ed.). [Whitby, ON]: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

 

The APA Style Blog gives guidance on citing a book where the publication does not indicate the place of publication.  In this case, the location of the publisher was taken from other sources.

http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/01/the-generic-reference-where.html

A Physical Object

McDonald's. (2016). Big Mac. New Westminster, B.C.: Author.

In Text

(McDonald's, 2016)

APA does not provide guidance on citing an object (for example a hamburger).  We have cited this in the same format as citing a book with an organization as the author.  If you have no idea who created the object, you can cite it like a book with no author.  If you do not know the date, you can use (n.d.)

CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB)

Chartered Professional Accountants Canada. (2012, May).  Public sector

accounting handbook highlight summary no. 36.  Retrieved from CPA

Canada Standards and Guidance Collection (CPACHB) database. (pshigh36)

In Text

(Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, 2012)

Includes the CPA Canada Handbook which replaces the CICA Handbook.

Lecture Notes (Blackboard)

Cannon, J. C. (2016). Subconscious programming [Lecture notes]. Retrieved from

https:learn.douglas.bc.ca

In Text

(Cannon, 2016)

Do not include the long URL from the Blackboard entry. APA does not provide guidance on citing materials from Blackboard.  This citation is a Douglas College interpretation of APA.  Check with your instructor if you want to clarify.

Power Point Slides (Blackboard)

Spooner, S. (2016). Surgical wound care [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

https:learn.douglas.bc.ca

In Text

(Spooner, 2016)

Do not include the long URL from the Blackboard entry. APA does not provide guidance on citing materials from Blackboard.  This citation is a Douglas College interpretation of APA.  Check with your instructor if you want to clarify.

Research Starter Database

Shepherd, J., & Shaughnessy, M. (2015). Procrastination. In Salem Press

encyclopedia of health. Retrieved from Retrieved from EDS Research

Starters database. (115297558)

Some documents are provided by databases and are not necessarily found elsewhere.  When searching One Search (also known as Ebsco Discovery Service or EDS), you may come across items like this.  They generally have an item or accession number at the end of the document.  The APA manual does not provide instructions on how to cite documents like this.  The above is just one possible format to follow.  You need to use your own judgment.  We suggest that you check with your instructor first.